Embedded Software Design Engineer

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Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department has an opening for a Embedded Software Design Engineer. The successful candidate will develop model-based vehicle control-system functionality, rapidly prototype the functionality on-vehicle to validate the design and document the system requirements. Successful candidates will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions. This position will be a part of a global engineering team; including our Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF subsidiaries while residing at PACCAR Technical Center.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Develop control system architecture, technical requirements, and component design specifications for PACCAR vehicles, powertrain systems, and autonomous control systems.
  • Prototype and validate system functionality on-vehicle using Simulink model-based design. 
  • Perform within a cross-functional team of embedded engineers to analyze, interpret, and provide feedback on control system architecture, requirements, designs, and validation tests for conformance to product and customer requirements.
  • Perform troubleshooting and first-line diagnosis of issues, detailed analysis, root-cause investigation, problem resolution and defect reporting.
  • Work to develop professional relationships through collaboration, respect, professionalism, trust, and integrity.

Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required.
  • Advanced degree or P.E. desired.
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience 
  • Candidate will be independent, motivated, demonstrate excellent analytical and written communication skills, and exercise sound engineering judgment.
  • Knowledge of powertrain and vehicle electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of control systems, software development, and architecture on commercial or passenger vehicles.
  • Proficiency using Mathworks Simulink. 
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939, and LIN.
  • Experience with requirement management toolchains such as IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is desirable.
  • Experience with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) control systems for autonomous trucks or passenger vehicles is desirable.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment with strong organizational skills.
  • Proven success managing workload; and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time, priority, and project demands.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% including international travel.

Company Information


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.


Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information


PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. In this position, you will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.


This position is located at the PACCAR Technical Center, which is in Skagit Valley, about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

PACCAR Benefits 

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time 
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education 
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Embedded Software Design Engineer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


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